91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Perhaps the best thing about the film is that it doesn't let those other players in the political process off the hook: the voters.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The resultant spoofery is nonpartisan, or at least vague - we never learn which of these flesh-pressing idiots is the Republican and which is the Democrat - and raucous in its send-ups of the moral, financial and sexual peccadilloes of the common political animal.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The jokes never go deep, the toothless bites at the system leave no marks. It's only the wild-card energy of Ferrell and Galifianakis that keeps you on the ticket.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
"It's a mess" is the campaign slogan of Marty Huggins, played by Galifianakis. He's referring to the state of government. But he might as well be describing the movie in which he co-stars.
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60

Movieline

Ferrell and Galifianakis both do what they've proven they can do so well in the past, while McDermott, clad in all black, is surprisingly good in a comedic role.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like the politicians it skewers, it knows the real winner is the stupidity, stupid.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Relying on improv-y riffing and watch-them-coming-from-down-the-block-and-around-the-corner sight gags, The Campaign is intermittently amusing, but more often just interminable.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's just another happily idiotic Will Ferrell comedy, ably directed by Jay Roach ("Meet the Parents," "Dinner for Schmucks") and tossing its bawdy jokes at the side of the barn.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While leads Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are amusingly on point as a pair of mud-slinging contenders for Congress, the platform is a wobbly political satire that flip-flops chaotically between clever and crass, never finding a sturdy comedic footing.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Instead of biting wit, though, the movie settles for sketch humor, standard-brand raunch and toothless slapstick that trivializes everything it touches.
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50 out of 100
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